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Infrastructure Australia has launched a new policy paper calling on Australian governments to act to protect vital infrastructure corridors and avoid cost overruns, delays and community disruption when delivering new infrastructure.

The third paper released as part of Infrastructure Australia’s Reform SeriesCorridor Protection: Planning and investing for the long term, shows that protection and early acquisition of just seven corridors identified as national priorities on the Infrastructure Priority List could save Australian taxpayers close to $11 billion in land purchase and construction costs.

These strategic corridors are: East Coast High Speed Rail, Outer Sydney Orbital, Outer Melbourne Ring, Western Sydney Airport Rail Line, Western Sydney Freight Line, Hunter Valley Freight Line, and Port of Brisbane Freight Line.  

“Meeting Australia’s future growth challenges requires long-term vision,” Infrastructure Australia Chairman, Mark Birrell, said.

“As our cities and regions undergo a period of considerable change, strategically important infrastructure corridors need to be preserved early in their planning to avoid cost overruns, delays and community disruption during the project delivery phase.

“Australia’s governments have an immediate opportunity to deliver an enduring infrastructure legacy to future generations.

“That is why Infrastructure Australia is recommending that a national framework for corridor protection be put in place to guide coordinated and meaningful action by all levels of government.

“A coordinated approach, involving joint governance arrangements to oversee land acquisition, joint funding commitments, and joint agreement regarding land use management measures will keep governments at both levels committed to the urgent task at hand.”

Further information, including the full report, is available on the Infrastructure Australia website.



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